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Friday, October 7, 2011

MUET Speaking 800/2 sample question.

Submitted by Hui Chuen via FB. (Thanks!)
"I found difficult to generate idea for this speaking question, hope you could help me. Malaysia has achieved a great deal in 50 years of independence. Discuss what has been greatest success.
A-political stability
B-economic success
C-educational excellence
D-racial harmony
especially for economic success, I totally don't know what can I say.."

Anyone wants to attempt? Please comment here. I will provide the suggested answers in my next blog post. :P

Below is a sample answer from 'Immature'. Great job. I've filled it out a bit (CAPITAL LETTERS ARE MY ADDITIONS)

immature said...
A-political stability
*investors will invest in msia economy
- BECAUSE INVESTORS PREFER STABLE COUNTRIES
- E.G. CURRENT RULING GOVT HAS SUCCEEDED IN LURING IN FOREIGN INVESTORS ESP IN ISLAMIC BANKING
*people able to live in peace
- BECAUSE THERE IS MINIMAL RACIAL TENSION
- E.G. ALL RACES LIVE UNDER ONE ROOF IN HARMONY UNLIKE WARRING COUNTRIES LIKE AFGHANISTAN, PALESTINE ETC.
*msia visited by tourists from around the world
- BECAUSE PEOPLE FEEL SAFE VISITING POLITICALLY STABLE COUNTRIES
- E.G. SUCCESS OF VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR CAMPAIGNS MOSTLY DUE TO POLITICAL STABILITY

B-economic success
*there's a lot of msian products being exported to other countries
- BECAUSE WE R ABLE TO INNOVATE NEW PRODUCTS, HIGH DEMAND PRODUCTS
- E.G. PALM OIL (ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP EXPORTERS), PETROLEUM PRODUCTS & BY-PRODUCTS ETC.
*there's alot income/REVENUE from investors
- BECAUSE INVESTORS PREFER MALAYSIA'S ECONOMY WHICH IS STABLE AND PROMISING
- E.G. MANY INVESTORS IN INDUSTRIALISATION, AGRO-BASED, ISLAMIC BANKING ETC.
*TOURISM REVENUE CONTRIBUTES TO ECONOMIC SUCCESS
- BECAUSE MANY TOURISTS TRAVEL TO MALAYSIA AND INCREASES FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTO OUR COUNTRY
- E.G. GENTING, MEGA SALES, TRAVEL TOURS ETC.


C-educational excellence
* CONSTANT REVISION & UGPRADE OF PRIMARY & SECONDARY SYLLABUS
- BECAUSE WE NEED TO KEEP ABREAST WITH THE LATEST IN TEACHING & LEARNING
- E.G. KBSM REPLACED BY KSSR (STANDARD CURRICULUM FOR PRIMARY EDUCATION)
*many studs achieve great success in SPM & able to further their studies in universities
- BECAUSE STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN GOVT SCHOOLS AS THEIR FOUNDATION & SUPPORTED BY MANY SCHOLARSHIP & LOAN (PTPTN) PROGRAMS
- E.G. NUMBER OF TERTIARY EDUCATION INTAKE INCREASES EVERY YEAR, MORE STUDENTS CHOOSING TO CONTINUE STUDIES
*many international stud came to study in msia uni
- BECAUSE MALAYSIA AIMS TO BECOME THE REGIONAL EDUCATION HUB
- E.G. BOTH GOVT UNIS (UM, UPM, UKM ETC) AND PRIVATE COLLEGES (TAYLOR'S, INTI, TAR ETC) HAVE MANY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


D-racial harmony
*the many races in msia respect and tolerate each otherS' customS & religionS
- BECAUSE MALAYSIAN REALISE THE NEED FOR TOLERANCE & HIGH RESPECT FOR ALL CULTURES
- E.G. MAY 13, 1969 RACIAL RIOTS ARE A GOOD REMINDER WHY WE SHOULD LIVE TOGETHER PEACEFULLY AT ALL TIMES.
*open house during festive seasons(Hari Raya,CNY,Deepavali) are celebrated together
- BECAUSE RACIAL HARMONY PROMOTES MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT FOR ALL RACES
- E.G. THE ATMOSPHERE DURING FESTIVE SEASONS IS GREAT BECAUSE EVERYONE CELEBRATES ALL OCCASIONS
*food-Malay,Chinese,Deepavali enjoy eating each races' traditional food
- BECAUSE THERE IS A HUGE VARIETY OF DELICIOUS FOOD SHARED BY ALL RACES
- E.G. EVEN CHINESE USE HAND TO EAT 'ROTI CANAI', MALAYS & INDIANS ABLE TO USE CHOPSTICKS WELL SHOWS RACIAL HARMONY & ACCEPTANCE OF OTHERS' CULTURES IN TERMS OF FOOD.


"idk what's going on my head?!! the question is difficult.from the 2nd point onwards, i was just typing w/out thinking whthr the elaborations are correct or not"

October 9, 2011 3:56 AM

COMMENT:
1. ALWAYS THINK OF 3 MAIN POINTS AND FOR EVERY POINT, GIVE REASONS AND EXAMPLES.
2. IF YOU CANT ELABORATE ALL WITHIN 2 MINS & U DONT HV CONCLUSION, THERE IS NO PENALTY.. EVEN IF U TALK ABT 1 POINT FOR 2 MINS BUT SUBSTANTIATE IT WELL WITH GOOD JUSTIFICATION AND EXAMPLES, THEN YOU CAN STILL SCORE HIGH MARKS.
3. IMMATURE: WELL DONE... GOOD JOB WITH MOST OF THE POINTS! I'VE JUST ADDED MORE 'MEAT' BASED ON 'FACTS' TO UP THE LEVEL OF YOUR ANSWERS TO BAND 5 & 6 (PERFECT GRAMMAR & AMAZING VOCAB EXPECTED OF BAND 6)

TO THE REST OUT THERE... GOOD LUCK!

14 comments:

  1. A-political stability
    *investors will invest in msia economy
    *people able to live in peace
    *msia visited by tourists from around the world

    B-economic success
    *there's a lot of msian products being exported to other countries
    *there's alot income came from investors & tourists
    *

    C-educational excellence
    *edu has been improved by making maths & sci sub learned in eng
    *many international stud came to study in msia uni
    *many studs achieve great success in SPM & able to further their studies in universities

    D-racial harmony
    *the many races in msia came to respect and tolerate each other custom & religion
    *open house during festive seasons(Hari Raya,CNY,Deepavali) are celebrated together
    *food-Malay,Chinese,Deepavali enjoy eating each races' traditional food


    "idk what's going on my head?!! the question is difficult.from the 2nd point onwards, i was just typing w/out thinking whthr the elaborations are correct or not"

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  3. miss, thank you for correcting my answers.it's my first time sitting for muet.so, i;m kinda nervous becos im sitting as a private candidate.i hope to do well and get at least band 5.thank you for the tips! ^^

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  4. immature.. good try n good luck to all.. :P

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  5. Hai Miss,
    Can you help us on how to brainstorming within the specified time(2 minutes)? Maybe what is the ways to brainstorming? Sometimes we are just blank and dont know how to develop the points given. *Too nervous.

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  6. think of 3 main points.. for each point give reasons (because) and give real examples (for example) ... it depends on the question... but a general guideline is 1. individual, 2. society, 3. country or 1. short term effects, 2. mid term and 3. long term.

    however, different questions require different justification. it doesnt really matter as long as you are able to talk confident and convincingly for 2 mins using good grammar and vocabulary. good luck!

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  7. thanks for the tips....really need it~ its my first time...really nervous~~

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  8. tomorrow is my muet test.wish my luck k.

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  9. my test is on 19 nov..wish me luck..btw,,tq for the tips.

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  10. my exam is tomorrow.....im super duper nervous...

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